Venture Funding Deals: July Sees Seven Rounds Of $100m Or More
Century Therapeutics brings in $250m for its cell therapy programs in a series A round, while immunotherapy specialist BioNTech sets a record for series B, raising $350m. Another five firms brought in rounds of $100m or greater...
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Mainz-based BioNTech raises $325m in an upsized series B round to further advance its individualized immuno-oncology pipeline and manufacturing infrastructure.
Six $1bn+ alliances were penned in October. Topping the list was a potential $3.6bn deal between Poseida Therapeutics and Takeda to utilize Poseida's genetic engineering platforms for the research and development of up to eight gene therapies. The collaboration will focus on non-viral in vivo gene therapy programs, including Poseida's preclinical hemophilia A program P-FVIII-101. Poseida will lead research activities up to candidate selection, after which Takeda will assume responsibility for further exclusive global development and commercialization.